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Will iam Madison Randall Libr ai 

This Book Donated By 
Lois Cain Bowman 

Class of 1947 

James Walker Memorial Hospital 

School of Nursing 

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Published by the Senior Class 

James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 

Wilmington, North Carolina 




WHEW! OFF THE PRESS . . . Picture appointments, snapshot blues, 
getting ads, late hours with pen and typewriter . . . but at last The '46 
Epitome is here. The staff sincerely hopes that you will enjoy it now 
and treasure it even more later when our training days are only a memory. 

THE STAFF 



Editor-in-Chief Evelyn Ezell 

Assistant Editor Eleanor Moore 

Business Manager.. Vera Dale Allison 

Assistant Business Manager Eula Smith 

Assistant Business Manager. .Rosemary Mills 



Art Editor Hazel Barrington 

Assistant Art Editor Loretta Janicki 

Snapshot Editor Beatrice Ward 

Snapshot Editor Lillian Dixon 

Typist Frances Wells 



Staff Adviser Miss Martha Beall 



FOREWORD 



Only three short years have passed since James Walker began 
for us a new era. When we first came for our physicals we 
watched with awe those beaming nurses, and almost dared 
hope that some day we might become one. As Preclinicals, 
our vision was blurred by bewilderment. Numerous impres- 
sions since the first ones, but we remember them more vividly . . . 
classes . . . lights out at 10:30 .. . meeting everyone and really 
getting acquainted ... oh yes, Madame Chase too. Since then 
many things have happened and we see our dreams beginning 
to unravel. 

We had high aims in compiling our annual, some of them we 
have realized. We've enjoyed it and appreciate the cooperative- 
ness of everyone. To you, we present The Epitome of 1946. 
Enjoy it and may it in the future remind you of things which 
may bring a few tears, but more often a great deal of laughs. 

Evelyn Ezell, 

Editor. 



eternal dealer 



. . . May I be moderate in everything except in knowledge of the 
science; as far as it is concerned may I be insatiable. Grant me 
the opportunity and the strength always to correct what I have 
acquired and ever to extend its domain — for knowledge is im- 
mense and the spirit of man likewise may extend indefinitely, 
to enrich itself daily with new acquirements. Today man can 
discover the errors of yesterday, and tomorrow he may obtain 
new light on that of which he feels himself certain today. . . . 

— Maimonides ( 1135-1204 A.D.) 



DEDICATION 





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TO MR. J. C. ROE 



In appreciation of his genuine interest in 
the activities and growth of our training 
school and hospital, personal interest in prob- 
lems of the student nurse, and because of 
our respect for him, we hereby dedicate The 
Epitome of 1946. 




"THE ORIGINAL" 

James Walker Memorial Hospital 

The old hospital building was a gift to the city of Wilmington and New 
Hanover County in 1901 from James Walker for the noble purpose of 
relieving suffering humanity. Mr. Walker, stonemason, contractor, and 
builder was born at Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, April 29, 1826 and 
died in 1901. He was buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington. 

Completely furnished for fifty patients this building still stands and is 
in use. With the growing population of Wilmington additions have been 
made to the hospital as follows: 

1904 Building for colored patients — donated by Mr. W. H. Sprunt. 
1915 Building for infectious diseases — donated by Mr. Sam Bear. 
1917 Marion Sprunt Annex for maternity patients and children — 

donated by Mr. and Mrs. James Sprunt as a memorial to their 

only daughter. 
1937 New wing (Upper and Lower Hall A) increasing beds to 188. 

A charter was granted James Walker Memorial Hospital on February 
5, 1903 to organize and maintain a school of nursing. Today this school 
of nursing is an accredited number one school and has been approved by 
the respective State Board of Nurse Examiners and has received allot- 
ments for a unit of the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps. 




JAMES WALKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD OF MANAGERS 

Front row, left to right: Mr. Dan Penton, Mr. Charles B. Parmele, Mr. James 
C. Roe, Mr. John M. Blass, and Mr. Walter P. Sprunt. 

Back row: Mr. William D. McCaig, Mr. Herbert Bluethenthal, Mr. Raymond 
H. Holland, and Mr. Emsley A. Laney. 



James Walker Memorial Hospital is 
governed by a Board of Managers com- 
posed of nine men. At the time of 
donation the understanding was that 
its management would never enter 
into politics. Today the trend is to have a 
member from each religious denomina- 
tion. At present the chairman of the 
Board is Mr. J. C. Roe. 



Mr. George R. Darden 

Assistant Superintendent 

James Walker Memorial Hospital 





NEW BUILDING 
1943 



In 1943 the Federal Government aided James Walker Memorial Hospital 
with the construction of this building which increased the capacity of the 
hospital to three hundred beds. At present it is occupied with the ad- 
ministrative offices, a new unit for isolated cases, two wards and two 
halls with private rooms for the care of female patients. In the basement 
of the building is a separate dispensary for the treatment of white and 
colored patients, a modernly equipped laboratory, clinic room, pharmacy, 
and a morgue with equipment for the performance of autopsies. 

In 1945 an addition was made to the new hospital which provided a 
new building for the care of colored patients on the first floor and a new 
diet kitchen and dining room on the second floor. 



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Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Aides 



To you we dedicate this page. Now that 
the war is over and we begin to know what 
peace is again, we have moments to think. 
And suddenly we appreciate things we had 
scarcely taken time to evaluate in those 
long months of stress. 

Right now our class wishes to show our 
sincere appreciation to the Red Cross 
Nurses Aides for their unselfish voluntary 
aid when it was needed most. Those 
hours that you nursed helped many sick 
people while graduates were away in 
service. 

You deserve a thank-you! 



Mrs. Wilbur D. Jones 
Wilmington, N. C. 




Mrs. Jones is an ideal representative Red Cross Nurses Aide. She has served six 
hundred hours in the hospital, and above all her personality and efficiency have merited 
the love of patients and co-workers. 




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The Florence Nightingale Pledge 



I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of 
this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my pro- 
fession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious 
and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any 
harmful drug. I will do all in my power to elevate the standards 
of my profession, and I will hold in confidence all personal 
matters committed to my keeping, and all family affairs coming 
to my knowledge in the practice of my profession. With loyalty 
will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote 
myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. 

Lystra Gretter, R.N., 1893. 



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Those Who Led Us 




Director of Nurses: Miss Clara Louise 
Wright, R.N., Denison University, Granville, 
Ohio; St. Luke's School of Nursing, St. Louis, 
Missouri. 

Assistant Director of Nurses: Miss Beadie 
E. Britt, R.N., James Walker Memorial 
Hospital School of Nursing, Wilmington, N. C. 

Educational Director: Miss Ruth Calloway 
Pannill, R.N., Johnston-Willis Hospital, Rich- 
mond, Virginia, University of Virginia. 




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Our Doctors 




E. C. Anderson, M.D. 
E. E. N. and T. 



H. A. Codington M.D. 
Surgery 



J. B. Cranmer, M.D. 
Medicine 



William R. Dosher 
M.D. 

Obstetrics, Gynecology 



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J. Watts Farthing, M.D 
Surgery 



J. S. Hall, M.D. 
Statistician 




Graham Barefoot, M.D. 
Roentgenology 



H. F. Coleman, M.D. 
E. E. N. and T. 



A. McCrae Crouch 
M.D. 

Pediatrics 



John E. Evans, M.D. 
Surgery 



Jere Freeman, M.D. 
E. E. N. and T. 



R. B. Hare, M.D. 
Urology 



Our Doctors 



Joseph W. Hooper, M.D. 
Surgery 



J. C. Knox, M.D. 
Pediatrics 




Donald B. Koonce, M.D. 
Surgery 



William Mebane, Jr. 
M.D. 

Obstetrics 



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David Murchison, M.D. 
Internal Medicine 



Robert B. Rodman, M.D. 
Medicine, Psychiatry 




George Johnson, M.D. 
Obstetrics, Gynecology 



S. E. Koonce, M.D. 
E. E. N. and T. 



Duncan McEachern 
M.D. 

Medicine 



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Houston Moore, M.D 
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J. B. Sidbury, M.D. 
Pediatrics 



Our Doctors 



James Howard Smith 
M.D. 

Pathology 



George R. C. Thompson 
M.D. 

Surgery, Obstetrics 




E. P. Walker, M.D. 
Obstetrics 

INTERNES 




Bolin 
Swain 



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Supervisors 




First row, top, left to right: Miss Martha Be all, Men's Ward; Miss Alma Boyd, Men's 
Ward; Miss Obeda Boyd, Dietary Department; Mrs. Ellen Freeman, Night Supervisor; 
Mrs. Louise Hayduke, Women's Ward. 

Second row: Mrs. Lilly Hayes, Pediatrics; Miss Mable Hughes, Night Supervisor; 
Mrs. Daphne Jeffords, Night Supervisor; Mrs. Violet Polvogt, Emergency, Contagious 
Unit, Colored Ward; Mrs. Clara Lee Sturgis, Maternity Hall. 

Third row: Mrs. Flossie Yopp, Obstetrics; Miss Eloise Wells, Night Supervisor; Miss 
Susan Wilkins, Women's Ward. 



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Those Who Taught Us 






Miss Ruth C. Pannill, R.N. 
Educational Director 




Mrs. 
Viola Hatch, R.N. 




Miss 
Betty Hewlett, R.N. 



House Mothers 



Mrs. 
Jennie Newkirk 



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Mrs. 
Essie Griffin 



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LABORATORY TECHNICIANS 

Routine work consisting of cul- 
tural and serological diagnosis 
comprises the largest portion of the 
hospital work. Close departmental 
work between this department and 
the surgical department is an ad- 
vantage both to the patient and the 
physician. Pictured above are, left 
to right: Lucia Cogswell, Sarah 
Sands, Hazel Jones. 



DIETITIANS 

Under the direction of Miss 
Obeda Boyd, the dietitians serve 
all the meals to the patients and 
members of the house staff. The 
student nurse gets her special 
training in Dietetics under these 
dietitians. Pictured above are, left 
to right: Mary Hudson, Catherine 
Gilchrist, Christine Herring. 



X-RAY TECHNICIANS 

The volume of work done in this 
department seems to be growing. 
It is one of the greatest assets to 
the diagnostician. Technicians pic- 
tured above are, left to right: 
Chevilette Fuller, Edith Wells, 
Evelyn Singletary, Lucy 
Kendricks. 



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Class Poem 

Career and Retrospect 



As I sat alone in my study tonight 

By faint rays of candle light 

Watching their shadows reflect on the wall, 

Slowly I began to recall 

Each day as a student nurse we spent 

And to each of us how much they meant. 

Days of joy, days of tears 
All summed up in three short years, 
Momentous events like capping exercise, 
We had toiled long for this treasured prize, 
Sweated through Anatomy, History and 

Nutrition 
To find we had finished but the first edition. 

With the donning of caps our tasks in- 
creased, 

And minor worries immediately ceased. 

Now time was divided between work on 
the floors, 

Daily classes and routine chores. 

So we took our places by the others sides, 

And did our work with dignity and pride. 

Now as Freshmen we did elect 

Our class sponsors with deep respect, 

Dr. Donald B. Koonce and Miss Martha 

Beall. 
Now more than ever we sincerely feel 
That without their constant strengthening 

guidance 
We'd have struggled along with less con- 
fidence. 



What a whole year's gone by! 

My how swiftly time does fly! 

So meekly now we took our stand 

While to each was given a small black 
band. 

And we pinned them on with all the ad- 
miration 

As others who've earned such a treasured 
possession. 



Now as Juniors we took our places, 
Needless to say with smiling faces, 
Happy to have a year behind us, 
Proud to have our friends remind us 
That we as others were acomplishing our 

task 
And their desire was to have it last. 



Class time again! How could we tell? 

New student faces always spell 

That summer is over; back to work we go, 

For minds as bodies must also grow. 

So we learned more of why people are ill, 

But most important how to get them well. 



We Seniors! How could that be! 
Yet each girl could plainly see 
As she extended a trembling hand, 
In it was placed a wide black band, 
Thus signifying two years were complete, 
And I'm afraid adding a little conceit. 



Our sponsors were ever gracious and 

helpful, 
To them we are more than grateful, 
For now and then a great deviation 
Which increased our courage and renewed 

inspiration, 
Thus making us grow in our profession 
To be a success our greatest obsession. 



Now looking back over student days 
We'd like to express in a simple phrase 
Our gratitude to each of you 
Who so faithfully saw us through, 
Helping us greatly with patience and grace 
To fulfill in life a worthy place. 

Emily Ross. 



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THROUGH OUR THREE YEARS 

A class must be individualized and choose 
leaders to distribute the philosophy of team- 
work and to weave strong principles into the 
group. 

One of our first leaders was Miss Eleanor 
Stephens. She was chosen unanimously by the 
class as Godmother. Although she isn't here 
now, we often feel her influence in moulding 
our thoughts and feelings. 

As sponsors of our class, Miss Martha Beall 
and Dr. Donald B. Koonce have won a high 
place in the hearts of the nineteen of us. They 
have shown immeasurable interest in us and 
an oversupply of patience and tolerance in help- 
ing with problems. 




MISS ELEANOR STEPHENS, R.N. 
"Godmother" 




MISS MARTHA E. BEALL, R.N. 

Highsmith Hospital 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

Episcopal Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, 

Washington, D. C. 



DONALD B. KOONCE, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

University of North Carolina, A.B. 

University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 

Member Credited American Board of Surgeons 



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Senior Class Officers 

Miss Vera Dale Allison President Miss Eleanor Moore.. Secretary 

Miss Evelyn Ezell .... ...Vice President Miss Rosemary Mills .Treasurer 

Class counselors are: Miss Beatrice 
Ward, Miss Hazel Barrington, and Miss 
Phyllis Mullins. 

Class Flower Gardenia 

Class Colors 
i Royal blue and white 

Motto : "If I can ease one life the 
aching or cool one pain, I shall 
not live in vain." 

— Emily Dickinson. 




MASCOTS 

Connie Farthing 
William Mebane, III 



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CADET VERA DALE ALLISON 

Burlington, N. C. 

"She is herself a collection of the best things." 

Versatile . . . blue morning glories . . . frisky squirrels. 



CADET FREDDIE ARBUTUS BAREFOOT 
Hallsboro, N. C. 
"Her willingness is always manifest." 
Quiet places . . . willow trees . . . cheerfulrtess. 

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CADET JULIA ANN COLEMAN 
Wilmington, N. C. 
"Studious and fond of noble things." 
Unique . . . scholarly . . . pen and ink. 



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'LILLIAW TRU^OVE DIXON 

Wilmington, N. C. 

"Someone like you makes the days seem brighter." 

Wreathed smiles . . . patchwork quilts . . . generosity. 



EMILY J. ROSS 
Ashe, N. C. 

"We feel in her presence a wholesomeness and deep 
tranquility." 

Dimpled cheeks ... a smile like a kitten's purr ... 
refinement. 



CADET MINNIE EULA SMITH 
Whiteville, N. C. 
"When she is happy the world knows it." 
Spontaneous laughter . . . Marines . . . good sport. 




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BEATRICE GREY WARD 
Clarendon, N. C. 
"Chic sophistication plus naive nature. 
Portfolios . . . mademoiselle . . . iced tea. 



CADET HAZEL CELIA BARRINGTON 
Wilmington, N. C. 

"Hazel is one whose personality invites friendship and 
admiration." 



Kittens . . . moon-light nights 



Bell-bottom trousers. 



MARY EVELYN EZELL 
Hickory, N. C. 

"A style that breathes perfection and a love of all things 
fine." 

Pink rosebuds . . . fragile vases . . . irresistible gentleness. 



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LORETTA FRANCES JANICK 
Castle Hayne, N. C. 

"The elfish sparkle in Jan's eyes is evidence of her fun- 
loving disposition." 

Cathedral windows . . . mischievous eyes 
parade. 



CADET MARTHA ETTA HOOVER 
Kerr, N. C. 

"She has the ability to win with a smile, or to lose without 
discouragement." 



Blue skies 
beauty. 



CADET ROSEMARY MILLS 

Wilmington, N. C. 

"A winning way stands high today for happiness." 

Sunlight on azure lakes . . . symphonies and swing . 
expressive green eyes. 




clear mountain streams . . . always seeing 



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ELEANOR BIDDLE MOORE 

Wilmington, N. C. 

"Artistry combined with keen insight into the true worth 
of beauty." 

One dozen red roses . . . moons over Carolina . . . brown 
eyes which reflect her inner thoughts. 



CADET PHYLLIS HEART MULLINS 
Charlotte, N. C. 

'She combines the naivety of youth with the wisdom of a 
philosopher." 



Mexican pottery 



South American blues . . . wittiness. 



CLARA CAROLOTTA PARKER 
Shallotte, N. C. 
"Her happiness and winning ways will always endure. 
Pinafores . . . contagious smiles . . . friendliness. 






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HELEN FRANCES ROGERS 
Rocky Point, N. C. 
"Silence is the surest sign of capability." 
Reserved . . . unassuming . . . genuine. 



CADET SHELLIE MARIE SPIVEY 

Shallotte, N. C. 

"Rugged individualism combined with a passion for ad- 
venture." 

English tweed . . . pungent wit . . . artistic individuality. 



CADET FRANCES MADGE WELLS 
Wallace, N. C. 
"Conscientious and sincere in honest endeavor." 
Good natured . . . willing . . . dancing. 




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CADET DORIS MAY WINDHAM 
Wilmington, N. C. 

'Behind cool blue eyes and underneath blond hair lies 
an irresistible charm." 



Blue iris 



starched linen 



warm inner sunshine. 



The Nurse 



She walks at night down halls still and 

dark 
And there within her bosom is the spark 
That gives her gentleness to ease away the 

pain 
Or help some suffering soul new strength 

to gain. 

She walks; her steps are soft, her eyes are 

keen, 
No burning light is ever left unseen, 
No voice utters unheard tones ere low, 
She hears and promptly heeds the call of 

woe. 

She walks with tenderness and grace, 
And ever present is a smile upon her face 
Which helps suffering men regain 
New courage they have lost through pain. 

She walks with one sincere desire, 
That to kindle within each heart a fire 
To fight and burn despite the growing 

length 
Until it safely reaches health and strength. 

She walks; within her heart there is a 

prayer 
That she may justly every burden share 
And ease each pain within her feeble grasp. 
God, give her courage to fulfill her task. 

Emily Ross. 



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"The beginning and the end." How often these forces clench in a death 
struggle, while we, looking back eagerly, feel ahead for the new. The unattained 
lies out there waiting; ambition's deep disturbing voice is calling, so quickly, 
join hands and let us skip through the past three years again. 

In 1943, we entered these portals, each with his own purpose in mind, but we 
all had a lot of questions in common. Why does everyone stare at us with that 
"I know better" gleam in his eye and why do we go to lunch at 12:30 instead 
of 12:20? 

At last we were settled enough to begin classes. By this time we were pretty 
good at playing "Jack-in-the-pulpit." Beautiful ethics; for a hundred years 
nurses had fought for the things we stood up for. No matter how dim our memory 
grows, we shall never forget the shining red head of Miss Yount who was always 
willing to help us, nor Miss Stephens, who taught us every bone in our body, 
not to mention the movies she arranged at which Miss Coleman oft drifted into 
the realms of unconsciousness. That year we elected our class officers who are 
still serving today. Miss Allison, our president, has served diligently and helped 
us in every way to attain the things the class most desired. Miss Beall and Dr. 
Koonce were elected sponsors. The beauty of these first meetings was that 
when we voted, it was always unanimously. 

The thrill of getting a cap . . . you never know it but once. At last we felt 
that something had been accomplished (and it had). As Freshmen, we organized 
our class, planned a Parent's Guild with which to begin our treasury. These were 
the days we learned most on the floors and our backs began to unbend from the 
load of books we heretofore carried. 

As for our Junior year, it was eventful and long. There was the night 
sparkling with fun and laughter when we entertained the upper classmen at the 
annual Junior-Senior banquet and dance. Another event of the year was the 
beach party our sponsors gave, which makes us reflect that crabbing can be very 
interesting. So long 1944, you were a product of much hard work and much 
hard play. 

Then, "Joy, Shipmate, Joy!" Seniors at last! We each received a black band 
and with it came the sober realization that we must set another goal, a goal to 
extract every scrap of knowledge that would help us in the future we planned. 

It was during the last few months that the "bull sessions" fell fast and furious. 
During the wee hours of the morning, we sat pouring over our philosophy of life. 
In general, half of us were restricted for being up the night before. 

At a class meeting May 15, 1945, our president dropped the bomb that was to 
"ground" us all. We had an annual to edit and the treasury almost registered 
zero. We did odd jobs, sold everything within our reach, and for the first time 
were allowed to have ads in our book. The finished product was compensation 
enough for our efforts. 

In parting, may we express our gratitude and appreciation to our doctors, whose 
kindness and interest has done so much to help us on our way. 

Adieu, Alma Mater, it was a fair bargain. We gave all and gained all. 

P. Mullins, Historian. 



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Emily Ross 
Best Ail-Around 



Helen Rogers 
Quietest 



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Hazel Barrington 
Attractive 



Vera Dale Allison 

Well Dressed 

Efficient 

Destined to Succeed 



Doris Windham 
Cute 



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Superlatives 




Beatrice Ward 
Sophisticated 



Evelyn Ezell 
Intellectual 



Phyllis Mullins 
Most Original 



Lillian Dixon 

Friendly 

Good Sport 

Most Personality 



Julia Coleman 
Intellectual 



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Last Will and Testament 

NORTH CAROLINA 
New Hanover County 
Wilmington 

We, the graduating class of James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 
in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-six, being of more or less sound 
mind and body do bequeath and bestow to those whom we leave with sorrow this our 
Last Will and Testament. 

Article I 

To Miss Clara Louise Wright, our esteemed superintendent of Nurses, we leave our 
gratitude for interest and guidance in helping us attain our goal. 

Article II 
To the Doctors we leave our appreciation for their patience and long suffering in 
these last three years. 

Article III 
To the present Junior Class we leave the dubious privilege of using the leaky show- 
ers and the water cooler on the second floor. 

Article IV 
We, the members of the graduating class, leave to the entire school our ability, 
cheerfulness, cooperativeness, and all round good personalities. 

Article V 
Certain individuals leave the following gifts : 

1. Miss Vera Dale Allison endows Miss Katherine Lewis with her ability, efficiency, 
and her troubles as President of the Senior Class. 

2. Miss Freddie Barefoot wills her ability to make friends and influence people to 
Miss Eleen Johnson. 

3. Upon Miss Elizabeth Ashworth, Miss Evelyn Ezell and Miss Julia Coleman 
bestow their intellectuality. 

4. To Miss Wilbur High, Miss Lillian Dixon leaves her golden voice. 

5. Nearing her time of departure, Miss Emily Ross wishes to bequeath to Miss 
Jessie Pittman her formula for reducing. 

6. Miss Eula Smith, with joy on the part of her classmates, elects to will her ability 
to sing "Hillbilly" songs to Miss Mildred Taylor. 

7. Miss Beatrice Ward bequeaths her glamorous profile to Miss Irene Grice. 

8. Miss Hazel Barrington wills her friendliness to Miss Eleanor Goddard. 

9. To Miss Martha Johnson, Miss Loretta Janicki presents her taciturnity. 

10. Miss Martha Hoover wills her sweet disposition to Miss Mildred McFarling. 

11. Regretfully, Miss Eleanor Moore relinquishes her friendship with Mrs. P. to Miss 
Effie Elmore. 

12. Miss Rosemary Mills bestows her "way with the men" to Miss Virginia 
Cavenaugh. 

13. After much solemn consideration and deliberation, Miss Phyllis Mullins has ar- 
rived at the conclusion that she is in need of all her possessions and will make no formal 
bequeaths. 

14. To the entire student body, Miss Clara Parker leaves her advice on matters of 
the heart. 

15. Miss Helen Rogers with glee leaves her solemn and attentive expression to 
anyone who needs it to pass a subject. (Information dispensed on fourth floor.) 

16. Miss Marie Spivey bequeaths her Military Achievement to Miss Julia Martin. 

17. Reluctantly, Miss Doris Windham relinquishes to Miss Lucille Baker her date 
book. < 

18. Miss Frances "Jitterbug" Wells bestows her ability at the dance to Miss Norma 
Dawson. ( Lessons furnished free of charge. ) 

Witnesses: Signed and sealed 

Vera Allison Julia Ann Coleman, 

Clara Parker Testator. 

Evelyn Ezell 

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Class Prophecy 

After seeing the sights of the United Slates and working for three 
years in South America with one of my old classmates, Phyllis Mullins, 
we decided to jump the Latins for awhile and return to the cold climate 
of North Carolina. 

As we entered the door of James Walker Memorial Hospital, who should 
greet us but Frances Wells. She had taken Mrs. Polvogt's place as Con- 
tagion, Colored Ward, and Dispensary Supervisor. She informed us of 
the whereabouts of Eleanor Coleman (nee Moore). We visited the interns 
quarters and found Eleanor and Dan, Jr., having lunch. Naturally as 
resident, Dan, Sr., was helping Dr. Robertson on a 7:30 operation which 
had lasted until 12:30. 

We then adjourned to the downtown section and met Rosemary Leonard 
(alias Mills) and little C-3. She told us that Doris Mae had finally settled 
the dispute with Hank and was happily married and living in New York. 

To our delight we also found Vera Dale and J. B. having lunch in the 
Nightingale Restaurant owned by Julia Coleman and Lillian Dixon. Vera 
Dale surprised us by telling us her dear friend Beatrice Ward was now in 
Reno divorcing her third husband, also that Freddie Barefoot was now in 
the Columbus County Hospital as superintendent of nurses. 

The Wilmington Star News carried an article which stated "Famous 
Opera Singer, Miss Emily Ross, Appearing Here July 10, 1955." By the 
way, the place was the Bailey Theatre. I had an idea back in the old 
training days Emily's voice would get her places. 

Over at Bullock's Hospital we found Eula Smith as operating room 
supervisor. Yeah, she was that surgery gal back at ole J. W. M. H. 

We decided to visit Duke Hospital and found Evelyn Ezell, Janicki, 
and Barrington driving all the medical students and internes crazy. 

Martha Hoover had married Elbert and was expecting Elbert, Jr., very 
soon, so Clara Smith (alias Parker) told us when we visited Southport 
where she was working in the Dosher Memorial Hospital. She corresponds 
regularly with Helen Rogers who had filled her heart's desire and became 
a medical missionary in China. 

Thus ending our vacation, Mullins and I have to get back to South 
America where we have to plan our double wedding to two of the local 
playboys of Rio de Janerio. The dreams we had back at ole J. W. M. H. 
just a few years ago are all fulfilled. 

Marie Spivey, Prophet. 



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Dr. "Bunny" Hare without a smile . . . and a catheter? 

Having Miss Britt "shoot the breeze" with us at 2:00 a.m.? 

"U. S. O. Wells" missing that Saturday night dance? 

Emily Ross on O.B. with a doctor at hand? 

Martha Hoover, Clara Parker, and Helen Rogers on peace terms? 

White shoes and pulled up hose on Doris Windham? 

Julia Coleman without bangs? 

Evelyn Ezell waiting for roll call? 

Cynthia Holt losing that air of sophistication? 

Lois Cain without a "B. F."? 

Phyllis Mullins with triplets? 

Eleanor Moore in the bathtub without a song? 

Anyone taking time to count the misplaced articles in Hazel Barrington's 
room? 

Vera Dale Allison remaining idle with tongue or hands? 

Lillian Dixon working 7-3? 

Dr. Swain leaving a complete set of orders on one patient? 

Dr. Bellamy making rounds after 7:00 a.m.? 

Eula Smith crooning "Star Dust"? 

Loretta Janicki off restriction? 

Marie Spivey in bobby socks? 

Dr. Robertson without a 7:30 a.m. operation? 

Dr. Koonce being behind on the latest gossip? 

Dr. Murchison missing a bird hunt or Dr. Johnson missing a fishing 
party? 

Beatrice Ward without a boy friend? 

Dr. Hooper eating an ice cream cone? 

Dr. Thompson with moonlight on his waves? 

Dr. McEachern without a joke? 

Jessie Pittman tipping the scales at 100 pounds? 

Dr. Farthing cool and collected? 

What Dr. Arthur, the new interne, will look like in six months? 

Freddie Barefoot working as posted? 

Dr. Dosher cooking with wood? 

Dr. DeLoach missing the society column? 

Dr. Bolin losing his temper? 

Dr. Morgan refusing a call? 

Dr. Bass using "forceps"? 

Dr. Little without his "Wolf-Chariot"? 

Dr. Walker single? 

Rometta Hester without those black-rimmed glasses? 



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Duty and discipline, failure and achievement 
Black bands for our caps . . . 



Junior Class Sponsors 




MISS BEADIE E. BRITT, R.N. 
James Walker Memorial Hospital 
School of Nursing, Wilmington, N. C. 



J. WATTS FARTHING, B.A., M.D. 
B.A. University of North Carolina; 
M.D. University of Pennsylvania; M.S. 
( Surgery ) . 




Junior Class Officers 



Katherine Lewis, President 
Bonnie Branch. Vice President 



Mildred McFarling, Secretary 
Melva Huhn, Treasurer 



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First row, left to right: Effie Lee Elmore, Fayetteville, N. C; Irene Grice, Bolton, 
N. C; Rometta Hester, Bladenboro, N. C; Wilbur High, Elizabethtown, N. C; Eleen 
Johnson, Wilmington, N. C. 

Second row: Katherine Lewis, Goldsboro, N. C; Julia Martin, Princeton, N. C; 
Audrey Overby, Pine Level, N. C; Jessie Pittman, Kenly, N. C; Fa ye Pope, Magnolia, 
N. C. 

Third row: Mary Williams, Moorehead City, N. C; Lucille Baker, Wilmington, 
N. C; Bonnie Branch, Goldsboro, N. C; Lois Cain, Garland, N. C; Irene Carmichael, 
Alma, Ga. 



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First row, left to rig 
ville, N. C; Eleanor G 
Huhn, Wilmington, N. C 



it: Virginia Cavenaugh, Chinquapm^JfTC.; Jean Collier, Pike- 
dddard, Dunn, N. C; Cynthia Holt, Wilmington, N. C; Melva 



Second row: Martha Johnson, Rose Hill, N. C; Juanita Mathis, Mt. Olive, N. C; 
Mjldred McFarling, Wilmington, N. C; Louise Metts, Wilmington, N. C; Virginia 
Padgett, Wallace, N. 

Third row: Iris H[hue, Morehead City, N. C; Ruth Ward, Chadbourn, N. C; 
Mildred Wilson, Mt/ Olive, N. C; Martha Wineberry, Jacksonville, N. C; Alice 
Wray, Tabor City, N./C. 








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Gowns are made to catch the eve, 

Fortunes symbol many a wrap is. 

But there's nothing gold can buy 

Lovelier than a nurse's cap is." 




V. Sift : 
St a u. i La. (j-. p. 







First row, left to right: Norma Joyce Andrews, Wilmington, N. C; Julia 
Elizabeth Ashworth, Wilmington, N. C; Winifred Coit Bell, Washington, N. C; 
Norma Elizabeth Dawson, Dunn, N. C; Ruby Mae Henry, Wilmington, N. C. 

Second row: Marjorie Faye Isenhour, Conover, N. C; Muriel Agnes Jackson, 
Fayetteville, N. C; Eleanor Earle Johnson, Wilmington, N. C; Madeline Ozellc 
Mallard, Pollocksville, N. C; Dorothy Louise Peacock, Fremont, N. C. 

Third row: Evelyn Marie Price, Faison, N. C; Julia Winifred Quinn, Mt. Olive, 
N. C; Talitha Anson Rose, Goldsboro, N. C; Willie Frances Sholar, Wallace, 
N. C; Annie Laurie Swain, Manchester, N. C. 

Fourth row: Dorothy Jean Tyner, Dunn, N. C; Carmelle Watkins, Raleigh, N. C; 
Mary Evelyn Whitfield, Mt. Olive, N. C; Pauline Wray, Tabor City, N. C. 



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Preclinicals 







First row, left to right: Estelle Baker, Sara Ballard, Martha Baumgardner, Allison Bennett, and 
Jacqueline Bussey. 

Second row: Benita Butner, Frances Griffin, Mazelle Guiton, Mary Harrill, and Dorothy High. 

Third row: Edith Holton, Ernestine Howard, Glendora Lanier, Agnes Norris, and Lois Register. 

Fourth row: Cornelia Fay Robinson, Roberta Russ, Frances Sparks, Lyla Stevens, and Peggy 
Summerlin. 

Fifth row: Mary Taylor. Peggy Tolley. Julia White, Gilda Whitfield, and Gloria Whitfield. 

Last row: Marie Wineberry. 

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Grace McBride Y. W. A. 




Members pictured, front row, left to right are: Effie Lee Elmore, Mildred Taylor, Audrey 
Overby, Evelyn Ezell, Vera Dale Allison, Jessie Pittman. 

Back row: Rometta Hester, Helen Rogers, Martha Hoover, Katherine Lewis, Marie Spivey. 
Clara Parker. 



The Grace McBride Young Women's Auxiliary here was prompted by 
Temple Baptist Church. The purpose of the Y.W.A. is to promote growth 
in Christian faith, character, and fellowship. It makes an earnest effort 
to hold personal honor as the true standard for efficient social living, and 
to develop the sense of personal responsibility. 



Present officers of the organization are: 

Rometta Hester, President Jessie Pittman, Secretary 

Evelyn Ezell, Vice President Wilbur High, Treasurer 

Mrs. W. J. Stephenson, Counselor (not pictured) 



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As We Know Them 



From the Service we welcome Dr. Anderson 

home, 
We are sure he'd rather be in Wilmington than 

in Rome. 

Dr. Graham Barefoot is in X-Ray 

A very busy man who plans to stay that way. 

At 7:30 a.m. Dr. Bellamy is here you can bet 
Wondering why the "lab" technician isn't here 
yet. 

"Gently, gently" says Dr. Codington, 
"All surgery should be carefully done." 

Dr. R. Coleman will see about your tonsillitis 
But do not go to him with appendicitis. 

And Dr. Cranmer still going strong 

Is easy to please even when things go wrong. 

A pediatrician is Dr. McRae Crouch 
Carry out his orders correctly or . . . ouch! 

"Now you are cooking with gas" says Dr. 

Dosher 
"You have a fine baby" is the last thing he 

told her. 

Dr. Evans has the memory of an elephant 
Never forgets to call a certain nurse "Violent." 

Dr. Watts Farthing is a master 

At putting casts on with "rotten" plaster. 

Dr. Jere Freeman, a most gracious host, 
Of his generosity no other one can boast. 

Dr. R. Bryant Hare, Jr., a perfect honey, 
With a most contagious laugh, known as 
"Bunny." 

Dr. Joseph W. Hooper, collected and calm, 
Has a twinkle in his eye and is loaded with 
charm. 



Dr. George Johnson is his name. 

"Epher" and "Feelin" has given him fame. 

From Brunswick County comes Dr. Knox, 
For handling howling babies, he is tops. 

Dr. S. E. Koonce caters to the eye and nose, 
Carries his black bag wherever he goes. 

And Dr. Donald B. Koonce wants you to think 

he's a wolf, 
But he can easily be captured with a little 

"oomph." 

Dr. William Mebane, Jr., is also about, 

Has the sweetest disposition without a doubt. 

Dr. Houston Moore specializes on skin disease, 
A grand and jovial person and likes to tease. 

Dr. David Murchison, our medicine man, 
To beat his humor and wit, no man can. 

Here is Dr. Robertson, fondly our "Big Jim," 
A heart the size of Gibraltar lies within him. 

Dr. Robert B. Rodman will not tease, 
But will say "I'll write my own orders, 
please." 

We think Dr. Sidbury is a peach. 

But see little of him because of the beach. 

Dr. Smith, our Pathologist keen, 
Stern, calm, the best we've seen. 

Dr. George Thompson, a very modern man, 
Lets his "appendectomy" walk as soon as he 
can. 

Dr. E. P. Walker, nimble and quick, 
His genial smile always helps the sick. 

Anonymous. 



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